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Essential Oil Benefits – Lavender
The benefits of lavender oil have many medicinal healing properties. It reduces stress and calms the nervous system, lifts depression and eases headaches and insomnia. Lavender is one of the best “go to” essential oil because of its variety of uses.
Known as Lavandin is not a lavender, but a hybrid of true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). A good way to tell true lavender from a hybrid is when you see purple lavender fields that are just gorgeous these plants are the hybrids. They still have that great aromatic lavender fragrance, but the possessions of the same chemicals as true lavender are concentrated.
The essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia Lavender Bulgarian in particular is one of the best oils to use and should be a staple in your home. This variety is known for its beauty, floral aroma and a multi-purpose oil.
The essential oil of Lavandula stoechas Lavender Extra is known as the French lavender. This variety is used in the perfume industry for romance and allure. It has a floral, sweet and herbaceous aroma.
The essential oil is either used neat meaning without being diluted or if you have skin sensitivity use carrier oil like sweet almond oil, jojoba, avocado and any other variety. Test a small area on your skin before using to make sure there isn’t an allergic reaction.
Here are some of the many benefits of using lavender essential oil.
- Muscle aches and pains
- Cuts and scrapes
- Colds and flu
- Eases coughs
- Loosens and expel mucus
- Hand soaps for preventative care
- Soap making
Essential Oil Benefits – Peppermint
The unique sensation that it creates stimulates and cools all at the same time. Peppermint's bold action is energizing, refreshing and soothing.
Peppermint essential oil can be used as an aromatherapy in several beneficial ways.
A refreshing uplifting oil making this oil one of the best to use in skin care. It provides emotional support plus soothing tired muscle aches and pains. This minty oil is cooling and warming when used in bath soaks, lotions and creams.